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Re: [SLE] Suse 10 will not install, GRUB / SATA problem?
- From: "Matt Stamm" <mattsl@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2005 11:52:03 +0000 (UTC)
- Message-id: <200511010354.AA25559162@xxxxxxxxx>
---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Peter Nikolic <p.nikolic1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2005 11:41:07 +0000
>On Tuesday 01 November 2005 11:32, Matt Stamm wrote:
>> Hello, Thank you all for the help on this so farThis is an update to a
>> previous post/thread.I'm still unable to install Suse 10 on my brandnew PC.
>> The PC has a AMD Sempron 64 cpu, 512 mem80gig SATA harddrive.
>> Based on the my prevoius post and your responses(thank you very much!) I
>> beleive the problem isdue to GRUB and my SATA drive, but I am not anexpert
>> in the area.
>> Sorry for the lengthy post, but I wanted to put as much info as possible
>> Here's what I've found...
>> - my SUSE 10 install fails on the initial boot after the first CD with
>> "GRUB Loading stag1.5".
>> - if I use the cd in rescue mode and login to the command prompt I see what
>> looks like a linux install on my harddrive. So I'm assuming the first
>> install was successful incopying files to mt hard drive. One note, I
>> noticed that the/boot directory is empty.
>> - I can install FreeDOS successfully on this hard drive but need to perform
>> the "FDISK /MBR" in order to make it boot to the hard drive properly. So, I
>> can install another OS on the system/hard drive. I copied files, etc and
>> everything went fine.
>> - and finally, I disconnected the SATA drive, installed an old 6gig drive
>> in IDE2, and the install progressed past the first cd for the first time,
>> performing the initial boot to the hard drive successfully.
>> So, I'm assuming the following, and please tell me where I'm wrong...
>> - the system and SATA hard drive works fine because the Suse install
>> recognized the hard drive and copied files to it, and I could install
>> FreeDOS successfully
>> - somewhere somehow the MBR is not finding GRUB stage1.5 after the first
>> CD. From what I understand, the MBR contains GRUB stage 1, then finds stage
>> 1.5 and 2 in something like /boot/grub.
>> Could the first CD install not be setting up GRUB to find stages 1.5 and
>> beyond on the SATA drive (/dev/sda1) where it does not have that problem
>> when there is a IDE drive (dev/hda1) and if so how can I get around this?
>> Please help!
>Can you boot from the DVD insteasd of the CD then you do not get the first
>boot that is causing you the hassle .. ? ... or is it an cdset only cant beat
>the full load cd's and dvd you got all the choices then ..
>If Bill Gates had gotten LAID at High School do YOU think there would be a
>Microsoft ? Of course NOT !
>You gotta spend a lot of time at your school Locker stuffing underware up
>your ass to think , I am going to take on the worlds Computer Industry
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I bought the retail Suse 10 so I have CDs and DVD, but, this system does not have a DVD drive (I wish it did!).
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